North Country SPCA

A few weeks ago, the NCPSCA briefly announced an upcoming event that promises to be truly worthwhile. This week, we would like to provide you with even more information regarding the Wednesday, June 6 benefit at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Bill McKibben and Sue Halpern's informative presentation, "Taking Pressure off Animals, and Animals Taking Pressure off Us: Climate Change and the Value of Dogs as Therapy Animals." The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for the general audience and $10 for students. Buy tickets at the door or in advance through LPCA: 523-2512. Proceeds go to benefit the NCSPCA’s fundraising efforts toward the building of our new shelter.

Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment and founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org. His book The End of Nature has been printed in more than 20 languages. Sue Halpern is the author of two novels, as well as non-fiction works ranging from the world of Monarch butterflies to cutting edge neuroscience, and is the director of the non-profit Face of Democracy project, which teaches documentary journalism to high school students.

Our featured pet this week is Sophie, a German Shepherd/Akita mix, who is a big beautiful gal with gorgeous markings and soulful brown eyes. Sophie was quite anxious and fearful when she arrived here, but gradually became more relaxed through the gentle attention and reassurance of the shelter staff. In fact, she is now very attached to one of our staff members, and every morning she showers him with tons of doggy “hugs” and sloppy kisses! Sophie has a playful streak and loves all kinds of games, as well as simply running around you in circles! She is a little reserved with strangers, but if you take the time to get to know this girl you will have the most loyal friend in the world. Sophie seems to enjoy the company of other dogs, and has excellent manners around our feline shelter residents. We think she will make a wonderful addition to almost any home.

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